Minnal Murali

Minnal Murali

Minnal Murali | Streaming on Netflix

Starring: Tovino ThomasGuru SomasundaramAju Varghese
Director: Basil Joseph
India release date: Dec 24, 2021
Genre: Action, adventure
Certification: UA 16+
Language: Malayalam
Duration: 2 hours 38 mins

Awards | Actor in focus
Indian Film Institute Award for Second Best Indian Actor (Male) of 2021: Tovino Thomas (jointly with Vicky Kaushal in Sardar Udham)


“In a clever touch, Jaison isn’t exactly the brightest bulb in the room and needs Josemon’s help in figuring out the superhero mythos. Tovino Thomas plays the local crusader with a modest charm that befits the movie’s local flavour.”

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Nandini Ramnath, Scroll
Nandini Ramnath
“Tovino is hilarious as Jaison, playing up the character’s innocence and foolishness, and strutting around in his ABIBAS T-shirt… Just when you’ve settled down to watch a comedy about a buffoonish superhero, it changes the game.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Sowmya Rajendran, The News Minute
Sowmya Rajendran


“Tovino Thomas is identified by his innocent appearance and Everyman-ness, not muscle or an adherence to conventional notions of masculinity. He is an inspired choice for a superhero because it is only once you see Jaison step into his avatar as Minnal Murali that you realise the importance of the disconnect between the young star’s endearing persona and the body he has built for this role. Jaison cannot believe what he has become capable of doing, nor could I as a viewer, but that impressive physique and DoP Sameer Thahir’s camera angles ensure that the disbelief does not last long.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Anna MM Vetticad
“Tovino Thomas makes an unexpected superhero. He isn’t magnetic or good-looking. He is just your average fellow, trying to escape his humdrum life, coming this close to becoming a perennial loser. Until something happens, which makes him aware that he is capable of a lot more than he thought he was… Like all the best superhero movies, this is a coming-of-age film, where a lost child finally finds direction, knowing where he came from, and where he has to go.”

Rating: 3.5 stars | Full review

Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Shubhra Gupta


“Played with a blend of flair and restraint.”

Rating: 2.5 stars | Full review

Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV
Saibal Chatterjee



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